Letter: Hysteria over measles outbreak is ridiculous

Sitting in the front row of my third-grade grade class at Agassiz Elementary in 1958, my teacher, Miss Bigwood, stopped, stared at me and said, "Mike, you are going to the office." Gulp! What did I do now? Upon arrival, a secretary unbuttoned my shirt, "you've got the measles." Home I went.

Obviously I didn't die from the "deadly" disease (less than 1 in a million did). Neither was I severely traumatized as I don't recall anything after that. So what is this hysteria over the recent outbreaks (an outbreak is defined as three or more cases in a geographical area) all about? Somehow we've gotten to the point of suggesting forced vaccinations which would constitute medical martial law.

To get the other side and be properly informed, parents who take their children for vaccinations should ask to see the insert that comes in the MMR package. It lists the following adverse reactions : Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome (a particularly nasty form of autoimmune paralysis), thrombocytopenia (low platelet count), optic neuritis, hearing loss, immune system suppression, inflammatory bowel disease, juvenile diabetes, atypical measles, anaphylaxis, arthritis, pancreatitis, aseptic meningitis, pneumonia, Stevens-Johnson syndrome (a life-threatening skin condition), erythema multiforme, etc. It also lists, “death from various, and in some cases unknown, causes.”

According to the CDC, 159 measles cases have been reported in this calendar year. How many deaths? Zero. In fact, you have to go back to 2015 to find a reported death from measles. That being an adult female who was taking immuno-suppressive drugs. She exhibited no measles symptoms and only an autopsy diagnosed the disease. Between 2000 and 2015 there we no measles reported deaths.

Meanwhile, according to a MedAlerts.org search of the FDA Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System database as of 2/5/2019, the cumulative adverse events from the MMR vaccine was 93,929 adverse events, 1,810 disabilities, 6,902 hospitalizations and 463 deaths.

Additionally, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has paid out $110 million in vaccine-related damages in the first two months of this year alone. This is a taxpayer-funded program as vaccine manufacturers are immune (pun intended) from liability.

A couple more items of consideration: The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons strongly opposes mandated measles vaccinations and so testified before Congress. You can read why at aapsonline.org/measles.

Pro-life parents may be interested to know that vaccines are cultured on cells taken from aborted babies.

Like the theory of evolution and human-caused global warming, modern vaccination theory is based on junk "science". What could possibly be the special interest involved? Ask your doctor if he or she is on the payroll of big pharma.